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Two new books deliver food for thought
As the weather warms and barbecue becomes the fare, two new books offer ample food for thought. “Parenting in Perspective” by Barry Kislowicz and “The Psychology of Tzimtzum” by Mordechai Rotenberg...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court appointee Butler puts community first
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated Dan Butler of Squirrel Hill to serve as magisterial district judge for the Allegheny County magisterial district court, covering cases in Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Sh...
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of soliciting: For these Federation veterans, it’s masterful

Milton Eisner and Mina Kavaler have something of a friendly rivalry going. Both have been longtime solicitors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — Eisner for 70 years, Kavaler for 72. ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bavarian rector outlines the challenges of German Jewish growth
Walter Homolka, a Bavarian rector whose professional existence has undergone myriad rebirths, was in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the recent resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “The central que...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For this cancer nonprofit, everyone is a ‘champion’
At 25, Sidney Kushner has discovered a way to improve the life of a child fighting cancer. And Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Children’s Hospital) has taken notice. It’s not that the Up...
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Interfaith engagement organizations reap rewards of Douglas’ Genesis Prize

Twenty-eight organizations committed to engaging interfaith families in Jewish life are benefiting from $3.3 million in grant funds, thanks to Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. Last summ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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1880s Engine House is saved, gets renovation by a … Fireman
Jack Conner still remembers the 18-foot brass pole he had to slide down to get to his truck when the call to duty rang out at Engine House No. 16 in the middle of the night.  “They had to take out ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New JRS head is ready to lead, ready to learn
Harold Love, a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania with more than last three decades of nonprofit experience, became executive director of Jewish Residential Services on June 1. He succeeds D...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touring the world is a balancing act
Four years ago, Laura Silverman joined the circus. Next week, her act is coming to town. From June 22 to 26, “Toruk — The First Flight” will converge on Consol Energy Center. The touring show from ...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campus police limited access to Hillel-JUC event
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Pittsburgh Police restricted last week’s publicly advertised Hillel Jewish University Center-sponsored lecture to students after 30-plus anti-Israel protestors showed up to disrup...
Pittsburgh Project defeats JCC, sweeps season series
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
In a back-and-forth game between two Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League (GPIBL) teams, Pittsburgh Project defeated the JCC 60-51 Monday at the JCC gym. Jesse Goleman led JCC in scorin...
Federation names co-chairs for yearlong celebration
by Release
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has named David and Cynthia Shapira and Edgar and Sandy Snyder to co-chair the committee planning the Federation’s 2012 centennial celebration. The Feder...
For Justin Bieber, ‘Scooter’ and the Shema play a major presence
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Is “Never Say Never,” the biographical documentary and concert film that recounts the rise of Justin Bieber, also a message film of “Hear O Israel?” The film, which opens Feb. 11 in ...
Tiger Moms tamed by American experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Feb 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
OAKLAND, Calif. – Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin earned two A’s, one A-plus and one A-minus during her first semester at the University of California, Santa Barbara. When she told her Chinese grandf...
Watch President Obama at Penn State
by Jesse Lee
The White House
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Reducing global population pressures
by Editors of E/Environmental Magazine
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Global population numbers continue to rise, as does the poverty, suffering and environmental degradation that goes with it. Has the U.S., under President Obama, increased or at leas...
Covenant lawsuit moves toward settlement
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The class action lawsuit filed last year by residents of the former Covenant at South Hills against B’nai B’rith International and its affiliates appears to be moving toward resolution. Attorneys f...
Over 70 students converge in Pittsburgh for Israel advocacy weekend
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
At Hiram College in northeast Ohio, a student population of just over 1,000 means there aren’t too many Jews coming to the events held by the school’s recently re-launched Hillel. But student presi...
‘The Rise of David Levinsky’
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: In “Retro Reviews,” Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch begins a yearlong series in which she will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perh...